What does prone mean?

Definitions for prone
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prone(adj)

    having a tendency (to); often used in combination

    "a child prone to mischief"; "failure-prone"

  2. prone, prostrate(adj)

    lying face downward

Wiktionary

  1. prone(Adjective)

    Lying face downward; prostrate.

  2. prone(Adjective)

    Having a downward inclination or slope.

  3. prone(Adjective)

    Shooting from a lying down position.

  4. Origin: From pronus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prone(adj)

    bending forward; inclined; not erect

  2. Prone(adj)

    prostrate; flat; esp., lying with the face down; -- opposed to supine

  3. Prone(adj)

    headlong; running downward or headlong

  4. Prone(adj)

    sloping, with reference to a line or surface; declivous; inclined; not level

  5. Prone(adj)

    inclined; propense; disposed; -- applied to the mind or affections, usually in an ill sense. Followed by to

  6. Origin: [L. pronus, akin to Gr. , , Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prone

    prōn, adj. with the face downward: bending forward: headlong: disposed: inclined or sloping.—adv. Prone′ly.—n. Prone′ness. [O. Fr.,—L. pronus; cog. with Gr. prēnēs, prone.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prone in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of prone in a Sentence

  1. Ovid:

    All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.

  2. Mark Petersen:

    ( Japan) is one of the most earthquake-prone places on the Earth.

  3. Plutarch:

    The first evil those who are prone to talk suffer, is that they hear nothing.

  4. Richard von Weizscker:

    Whoever refuses to remember the inhumanity is prone to new risks of infection.

  5. Frank Lipman:

    Eating too much sugar will make you more prone to wrinkles and make you age quicker.

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Translations for prone

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  • عرArabic
  • propens, procliu, predisposatCatalan, Valencian
  • anfällig, in Bauchlage, geneigt, schrägGerman
  • πρηνήςGreek
  • de bruces, decúbito prono, postradoSpanish
  • دمرPersian
  • viettävä, kallistettu, makuulta, taipuvainen, kallellaan, altistunut, vino, vatsallaan, altistettu, kallistunut, kasvoillaan, rähmälläänFinnish
  • enclin, couché sur le ventre, prédisposéFrench
  • rentan, cenderungIndonesian
  • legge seg flat, proneNorwegian
  • prono, inclinadoPortuguese
  • предрасположенный, склонный, наклонный, лежащий ничком, лёжа, лицом внизRussian
  • پریشانUrdu

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